Math Resources for Students and Teachers
Calculation Nation -
Everyone needs to register. Provides global competition for students. They play against students from any place in the world.
"The games of Calculation Nation® are organized around content from the upper elementary and middle grades math curriculum.
By becoming a citizen of Calculation Nation®, your child or
student will play online math strategy games that allow
them to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more,
as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication
and calculating area — all while having fun." http://calculationnation.nctm.org/Games/ForEducators.aspx
This is free software that requires downloading. The idea behind GeoGebra is to connect geometric, algebraic, and numeric representations in an interactive way. You can do constructions with points, vectors, lines, conic sections as well as functions and change them dynamically afterwards. GeoGebra allows you to directly enter and manipulate equations and coordinates, so that you can plot functions, work with sliders to investigate parameters, find symbolic derivatives, and use powerful commands like Root or Sequence.
Math Interactives - http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0 This was shared on Edmodo Math Community. If you go to Statistics and Probability -- Central Tendency and Distribution -- Exploring Measures of Central Tendency (Object Interactive), you will find an activity based in an Aztec Museum that requires students to determine mean, median, and mode of Aztec artifacts.
Mathcasts Library http://math247.pbworks.com/w/page/20517584/Mathcasts-Library
This is a collection of a variety of math tutorials created by students and teachers. Carver can do this too!!
Mathcasts Directions http://mathcasts.org/mc/eBook/sn3/index.html
Directions for creating SmartBoard math tutorial videos.
Collection of student created math tutorials. Carver students can do these too! It would be fun and work as a community service.
A collection of short math video tutorials. You can submit math video tutorials that you create too. (We could also put them on our page.)
Math eGlossary http://www.glencoe.com/apps/eGlossary612/grade.php
PBS Learning Media http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/content/#taxonomy=Mathematics
You need to log in after you view 3 things. It's free. Use this to tutor yourself or just to learn something new on your own. Potential for fun!
Khan Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/
This is a HUGE resource for math and science that you can use to tutor yourself if you are having problems or if you want to go beyond what is being required at school.
Math Resources for Teachers
Edmodo Math Community
You need to register with Edmodo as a teacher and
then you can log in as a teacher and access this community. They share
math resources that they have found to be worthy of attention.
Illuminations -- http://illuminations.nctm.org/ You may remember Marco Polo. This is the math component from that. It's endorsed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It includes web links, activities, and lessons which support standards.
There are a lot of free lessons that connect math to the real world. Of course, there is a premium version as well.
Math Solutions http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=wp10&crid=3
Math Solutions Online Newsletter Subscription Page http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=nl_wp3b&crid=5
Math Solutions was created by Marilyn Burns. Mrs. Edwards took a Marilyn Burns' math workshop about 25 years ago at George Jr. High School in Richmond, Texas. Hands-on logical math teaching strategies involving writing and thinking were presented. Mrs. Edwards used those ideas immediately and saw immediate improvement as a result.
Math Solutions 6th - 8th Grade Lessons
This is math taught with authentic, real world applications. Students understand the concepts, develop more accurate estimation skills, and are engaged in learning. Students get a sense of math. They know if the answer makes sense or sounds right!
Mathematics in Movie Clips http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/
Math and Music Connections
Math and music links are from http://www.wbrschools.net/technology2/ctrailers/6th.htm (also, 7th and 8th grades)
Metric Conversion Resources
- King Henry story
- Stairs YouTube - Use the sentence: King Henry Doesn't Usually Drink Chocolate Milk if you want to use that story with this.
- Subscription resources to consider: